Year One - Required Courses I (36 hours)

Disorders resulting from diseases, injury of the ear, and lesions of the nervous system from the point of view of audiometric diagnosis. Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

In-depth study of the anatomy/physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Rationale and application of specialized procedures used in the assessment of hearing function. Advanced study of diagnostic methods. Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Comprehensive study of the central nervous system, emphasizing the structural and functional organization of the human brain underlying communication disorders. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in speech-language pathology or admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Study of principles and concepts basic to the understanding of the normal hearing process. Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Study of topics related to prosthetic amplification including electroacoustic characteristics, clinical measures, relationship of electro-and psycho-acoustic measures and delivery systems. Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​This course teaches students about changing health conditions, health care, and the evaluation and treatment of auditory and vestibular disorders in older adults. Prerequisites: Admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

An introductory experience to clinical practicum in audiology. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 2-6(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

Study of global issues in audiology, pharmacology, and ototoxicity. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Advanced concepts in the adjustment of electroacoustic characteristics of conventional, programmable and digital hearing aid circuits for the purpose of selecting appropriate amplification. Prerequisites: admission into the Au.D. program, CDO 752, CDO 762. 

Credits 3(2-2) 

Contact Hours (2-2) 

Course Syllabus

Year Two - Required Courses II (33 hours)

​Selection of a research topic: study of designs, scaling methods, statistics and computer analysis of research in audiology and speech-language pathology; preparation of a prospectus; and critical review of research literature in communication disorders. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Study and evaluation of auditory function of neonates, infants, and young children. This course is approved for offering in a distance-learning format. Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Study of management, educational placement, and remediation strategies for hearing-impaired children. Prerequisites: Admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Advanced study of implantable devices including clinical procedures, applications to specific clinical populations, research needs, evolving selection, evaluating strategies for the treatment of the hearing impaired. Prerequisites: Admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Clinical practicum providing for the independent performance of basic audiologic procedures, including hearing aid management. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program, completion of CDO 759. 

Credits 3-9(Spec)

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

​Study of evoked responses used in diagnostic audiology. Includes ABR, AMLR, ECochG, ALR, P300, ENOG, VER and SSER. Prerequisites: CDO 771, admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(2-2) 

Contact Hours (2-2) 

Course Syllabus

Review of the anatomy, physiology of balance, differential diagnostic procedures such as videonystagmography, posturography and rotational testing, and the rehabilitation of the balance disordered patient. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Principles underlying neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic bases of auditory processing and auditory processing disorders, behavioral and electrophysiologic assessment strategies, and management of auditory processing disorders. This course is approved for offering in a distance-learning format. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Advising role of audiologists with persons having hearing impairment. Psychological, social, communication, and vocational effects of hearing impairment on children, adults, and families are emphasized. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Issues of a professional nature which impact on the practice of audiology. Topics include accreditation/certification, quality assurance, reimbursement, establishing a private practice, and professional liability. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Year Three - Required Courses III (28 hours)

​Effects of noise as a health hazard especially related to hearing. Government regulations regarding noise levels in vocational environments. Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Focuses on the audiological management of hearing loss in adults. Assessment of communication function and implementation of appropriate remedial strategies are emphasized. This course is approved for offering in a distance-learning format. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program and CDO 763. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Study of advanced electrophysiological and vestibular techniques in audiology such as ECoG, AMLR, ALR, P300, ENOG, cVEMP, oVEMP, SVV, VRT and high-frequency vestibular tests. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Clinical practicum which encompasses the entire range of audiologic procedures including rehabilitation. Prerequisites: admission to the Au.D. program, completion of CDO 769. 

Credits 4-12(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec)

​Complete and present a doctoral-level project. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: Admission to the Au.D. program. 

Credits 1-12(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Note: Students must complete AUD 898 for a total of six credit hours. The doctoral project will be an evidence-based endeavor designed to enhance the student's capacity to be a critical consumer of audiologic research and to create an opportunity for the student to engage in an in-depth study of an area of Audiology. Students may enroll for AUD 898 as a variable credit in blocks ranging from 1-6 credit hours. Concurrent with enrollment in AUD 898, the student will select a doctoral project advisor who must have graduate faculty status at Central Michigan University. Prior to initiating the doctoral project, it must be approved by the Division of Audiology Doctoral Project Committee. Upon completion of the doctoral project, the student must submit it to the Division of Audiology Doctoral Project Committee in an acceptable format.

​Full-time clinical experience with an approved preceptor in a hospital, private practice or other appropriate setting. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: Admission to the Au.D. program, CDO 849, CDO 898. 

Credits 5(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec)

Year Four - Required Courses IV (18 hours)

​Full-time clinical experience with an approved preceptor in a hospital, private practice or other appropriate settings. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: Admission to the Au.D. program, CDO 849, CDO 898. 

Credits 18(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec)

Total: 115 semester hours

On/off Campus Clinic:      Two to three full days every semester while on campus, which increases as the student progresses through the program.

Externships:  Summer I, 4-6 weeks - On-Campus Clinic
                        Summer II, 8-10 weeks - Private Practice/Medical Center

 *  Taught every other summer to combined 1st and 2nd years